Points III achievement in Sonic The Hedgehog 3

Points III

Score 80,000 points.

Points III0
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How to unlock the Points III achievement

  • x2ix2i129,604
    10 Jun 2009 10 Jun 2009
    26 0 3
    I got this one during the second special stage by making sure I got a perfect by collecting every ring in both the first and second special stages. (See the Chaotic Achievement for details).

    However if you don't get it then, destroying badniks will award you with points as will completing the level with a certain amount of rings or time left... these will award you with lot's of points.

    You will undoubtedly get this achievement through just playing the game normally, however if your struggling and haven't got it by the beginning of the Launch Base Zone Act 1, there is a method you can use to get lot's of points.

    When you start move to the right through this little trap which will set an alarm off and cause these flying badniks to attack you, simply camp in that area and spindash (Down + A) and the badniks will keep spawning and you will automatically kill them - netting you points along the way!

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    Gleaming CubeCan't believe they didn't patch that leeching point! Cue 100's of people tied for 1st place on the leaderboards with 9,999,999 points. :(
    Posted by Gleaming Cube on 11 Jun 09 at 14:05
    Monkey540Perfect in the first 2 special stages nets you 100000 which is one of the easiest ways to get this. Just save right before the stage and retry till you get perfect, it helps to learn the layouts of the levels.
    Posted by Monkey540 on 29 Jun 10 at 12:53
    Emperor XanatosYeah, getting the "Perfect" twice on Special Stages is the easiest way to go.
    Posted by Emperor Xanatos on 12 Jan 13 at 07:54
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  • JJNelson83JJNelson83153,724
    25 Jul 2011 25 Jul 2011
    20 0 5
    I found this solution by accident, but it works like a charm. Every level has a time limit of 10:00, but if you finish at exactly 9:59 you will get a time bonus of 100,000 points.

    Since you can save at any point, I suggest taking your time on an early level and letting the time build until you are close to a boss fight, and save as you approach 9 minutes and 59 seconds and have only one hit left on the boss. If you can score the last hit at exactly 9:59, you will get all three point achievements in one level, and this method is less frustrating than getting perfect on the 3D bonus stages in my opinion.
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    aka KryptonianNice find, worked great!
    Posted by aka Kryptonian on 07 May 14 at 23:00
    OleGunnar BooeyLegendary solution. No other solution comes close. Got it first time.
    Posted by OleGunnar Booey on 06 Apr 15 at 21:34
    SpN AndyThis is the best and easiest solution got it first try on the first boss Thanks :D
    Posted by SpN Andy on 06 Mar 16 at 13:10
  • adamblack93adamblack93169,832
    29 Sep 2012 18 Sep 2014
    1 0 0
    This solution applies to the following achievements:

    Sonic The Hedgehog 3Points IThe Points I achievement in Sonic The Hedgehog 3 worth 12 pointsScore 20,000 points.


    Sonic The Hedgehog 3Points IIThe Points II achievement in Sonic The Hedgehog 3 worth 20 pointsScore 40,000 points.


    Sonic The Hedgehog 3Points IIIThe Points III achievement in Sonic The Hedgehog 3 worth 35 pointsScore 80,000 points.


    Shortly after you start Angel Island Zone Act 1, you will find a giant ring which will take you to a bonus stage. You can very easily get 50,000 points here simply by collecting every ring in the special stage. That can be a little tricky, especially if it's your first time playing the game but a couple of tries and you should have it. You'll also get a shiny chaos emerald at the end of the stage which will get you this achievement:

    Sonic The Hedgehog 3ChaoticThe Chaotic achievement in Sonic The Hedgehog 3 worth 12 pointsCollect a Chaos Emerald.


    And contribute to this one:

    Sonic The Hedgehog 3Complete ChaosThe Complete Chaos achievement in Sonic The Hedgehog 3 worth 41 pointsCollect all seven Chaos Emeralds.


    In the special stage you will find lots of blue and red spheres. You complete the stage by turning every blue sphere red (just by running through them) and you fail the stage if you hit a red. The way you get the rings is by looking for any group of spheres arranged in a square bigger than 2x2. What you want to do is change the spheres on the outside of the square red so that there are still some blue squares enclosed in the reds. As soon as all the spheres on the outline have been changed all of them will change to rings, simply go back and collect them. Collecting every ring available in the stage gets you a perfect bonus worth 50,000. To get the Points III achievement, which requires 80,000 points, simply repeat the process by finding another giant ring and collecting every ring or continue playing the game as normal because you'll be able to get another 30,000 points no problem within a few acts. Although you will need to find six other giant rings anyway in order to get all chaos emeralds for the achievements mentioned above.

    Hope this helps :)
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